This post contains affiliate links. So much going on behind the scenes that I’m bursting to tell you, but not yet. Once everything is finalized, then I can share. I missed posting this last week because we went to Michigan, so here are my goals update for 2022: week 24 & 25 of 52.
My Goals for 2022
GOALS I STILL WANT TO ACHIEVE IN 2022
These are the goals I’m still going to prioritize, even when our lives feel a little up in the air (in a good way!):
We found a reasonably priced contractor who would remodel both the rest of the master bathroom and the entire guest bathroom, so all week, we’ve had workers in our house by 7 a.m. leaving by 4 p.m. I can’t wait to show you how different everything looks. Maybe I can show you next week.
Replace the underlay on our roof. (We decided NOT to do this.) Put handles on the kitchen and bathroom cabinets, (We decided NOT to do this.) Replace the sliding glass door handleDONE!
- Finish our master bathroom (We had a new shower tile installed, but we still have improvements to make.)
*Replace the master bathroom towel holders (new addition)
*Paint the master bathroom ceiling (new addition)
*Paint the master bathroom (new addition)
*Paint the master bathroom trim (new addition)
Walk 400 Miles This Year
This goal is 28% complete. This goal is suffering, first because we went to Michigan and then because workers were here all day this week, so I couldn’t walk. Over the last two weeks, I walked 2.8 miles on the treadmill, for for 60 minutes.
For the year, I’ve walked 114.9 miles for 2148 minutes.
Read 52 Books
This goal is 53.8% complete. No time to read the last two weeks, and hardly any walking on the treadmill, so I haven’t been listening to audiobooks. I have finished 28 books so far this year:
The Unusual Life of Thomas Weaver (review coming soon)
Tasting the Sky (review coming soon)
Cloud Cuckoo Land (review coming soon)
I’m currently reading/listening to several books. (Check out my reading challenge to see what I plan to read this year.)
Write in My Journal 100 Times This Year
This goal is 18% complete. I did not write in my journal this week.
Take Four Local Trips
This goal is 50% complete.
Trip #1: We took our first trip to a local pop-up history event set in the 1880s. We saw a blacksmith working and listened to a band play old time music from the 1880s. It was a small event but fun.
Trip #2: We went to the Japanese Children’s Day Festival!
Travel to Michigan
We went to Michigan!!
GOALS I’M PUTTING ON THE BACK BURNER FOR NOW
These are goals that I’m setting aside. . .for now. If I do make progress on them, I will update them, but if I don’t, I’m not going to worry about it.
Stay Ahead in My Work
Working on it. I am no longer ahead in my work.
On track. I am now a week ahead in my blog. However, like my freelance work, I’d like to be two weeks ahead. The following goals will help with that:
Keep an Editorial Calendar
Take Classes on SEO and Pinterest
Update 52 Blog Posts
This goal is 15.3% complete. I have updated 8 posts. I updated 6 Tips for Traveling with Small Children this week.
These are the posts I updated previously:
Eliminate Broken Links
Not yet. I have 1,600 broken links on my blog! I started to tackle this, but then I realized it would be better to work on eliminating old pages that no longer have worth. Doing that will take care of a lot of the broken links, but I need to learn how to do it properly so people don’t get an error page. (I really should be better at behind the scenes work as a blogger, but I really just like to write!!)
Get My Two Blog Email Accounts Down to Zero
This goal is 9.4% complete.
At the start of the year, my main work email had 112,413 messages; it now has 107,344. The other had 8,291; it currently has 5,917. I haven’t worked on this since our vacation in February. I’m horribly behind.
Make a Recipe Binder
Not yet. I’m still looking for the recipe binder! Seriously, I cleaned and decluttered the entire master bedroom, and I still haven’t found this! Unless it’s under my bed, I have no idea where this went!
Have One Health Challenge a Month
This goal is 25% complete
This week I followed WW for 7 days, bringing me up to 12 days total, so this goal is 57.1% complete.
Follow Weight Watchers for 21 days this month. (I quit following it at the beginning of the year when the plan changed. I miss my Green and Purple plan!! But now that I’m off the low fodmap diet, I’m going to give Weight Watchers one final three week go. If I still don’t like it, I may move on to something else as I still have at least 34 pounds to lose.)
Complete–Follow the low fodmap diet at least until April 26th when I have my next doctor’s appointment. (I am so happy to be off this diet!!!)
Complete—Follow the low fodmap diet for the entire month, starting on March 7th.
I accomplished this. I will likely stay on through most of April, too. Then I hope to reintroduce all of the high fodmap food I love like apples and pears.
Not accomplished. My goal for February is to do 10 sit ups, 5 push ups and 25 squats for 14 days this month.
Complete–walk a 5K on the treadmill!
I had never walked more than 2.5 miles since last year when I started walking, so this was a stretch for me. However, I did it and couldn’t be happier about it. Unfortunately, it did kick my butt and resulted in a lower number of miles walked this week than the last few, so I won’t be walking a 5K again for awhile.
Take One Day a Week Completely Off Work
This goal is just not going to happen in this busy season of our lives. Instead, I replaced this goal:
Make 80+ Freezer Meals So I Don’t Have to Cook During the 100+ Degree Summer Days
I wrote a post about my goal to make 80+ freezer meals by this summer.
The daily temperatures are in the upper 90s now, so I’m done stocking the freezer. I ended up making 38 meals. Definitely not 80, but I’m happy to have them in the freezer nonetheless.
Spend No More Than 45 Minutes on Social Media a Day
This goal is 19.2% complete. I’m beginning to realize the problem isn’t just social media but time on the computer in general. I’m going to have to limit myself; I just have to figure out how since so much of what I do–budgeting, homeschool planning, working–is on the computer.
Finish The Bible in a Year
This goal is 10.4% completed. I didn’t listen to any episodes this week. (I started the year on episode 183.)
Travel to Japan
I’m putting this goal here because we were planning to go to Japan in February, 2020. Covid had already hit Japan by then, so my husband’s mom asked us to cancel the trip. Little did we know how much our world would change in March, 2021. We’d love to go to Japan in 2022, but that will depend on how the pandemic goes.
There you have it, my goals for 2022! I’d love to hear how your goals are progressing in the new year.